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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 1:37 pm 
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And I meant to say, I wouldn't be surprised if this wasn't his first time doing such a thing.


I think in one of the interviews with the sailor's wife (fiancé at the time), she said that Greta wasn't the first woman he tried this on. After the news got out that the war was over, he tried to kiss a couple women before he got to her.

yeah, he was rampant that day. the photographer was following him around
http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2012/ ... ct-sheets/


Sweet jesus, I don't want to take anything away from what Greta went through, but I feel bad for his poor wife! How do you live with someone whose claim to fame is this sort of behavior? And they were on a date, and she was perfectly fine with him running off and kissing whatever that moves and is in a nurse uniform? I just don't get it...


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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:54 pm 
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I am so glad you posted this. The photo always gave me a weird vibe--I never found it as iconic or endearing as everyone else seemed to, but never could articulate exactly why.

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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:05 am 
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I never knew it wasn't consensual and never looked at the photo closely. What a shock!


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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:29 pm 
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Hmm. I remember reading a short article about this photo long ago that said it was staged and not "impulsive". That the sailor and nurse didn't know each other but that they were asked to kiss for the camera.


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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:51 am 
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I feel like I must be from another planet. Where has everyone seen this photo? I had never seen it before this article.

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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:14 am 
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I'm not sure. I think I saw it in school?


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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:50 am 
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I never ever thought anything of this photo either beyond having been told it was a sailor returning to his wife/girlfriend.

Now though... creepy.

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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:08 am 
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if you look at those four pictures, try to imagine how much time must have passed from the first to the last? Enough time at least that a crowd was gathering... poor girl.


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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:41 am 
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at least, even this little lady looks disgusted:

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 Post subject: Re: Rape culture in an iconic photograph
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:59 pm 
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wow Ive never seen it close up before. I can see how tense she is :(


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